On the Persistence of Leadership or Leapfrogging in International Trade
When two countries starting from different quality levels (reflecting different conditions on domestic market demands) open to trade, two possible equilibria arise. In the first one, the quality leader maintains its position. In the second, leapfrogging occurs. However, the latter is possible only if the initial quality gap is not too wide. Further, when the risk dominance criterion is used, only the former equilibrium is selected.
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|Date of creation:||Dec 1996|
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|Publication status:||Published in International Economic Review, vol. 38 (4), pp. 809-824|
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